We Have Cluck’n Mooed

Chuck Zimmerman

After bringing Cluck’N Moo Burgers to your attention recently I got a chance to try them out on the grill. I had some apprehension based on the description but, hey, I’m willing to give something new a try. So, I thawed a box of four and Cindy and I tried them last night. I topped them with some seasoning before …

Beef, Food, Poultry

NCBA’s Update From Washington

Jamie Johansen

NCBA’s Director of Legislative Affairs, Kristina Butts, was on-hand during last week’s Cattle Industry’s Summer Conference to update producers on current and future issues the Washington office is tackling. “Washington is always an interesting place in a midterm election year. The one thing NCBA is really focused our efforts on this year is more on the regulatory side of a …

Ag Group, Audio, Beef, Beef Board, Cattle Industry Conference, CBB, NCBA

NCBA CEO Expresses Upbeat Spirits Towards Next Fiscal Year

Jamie Johansen

Cattlemen’s grassroots organization, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA), held their annual Cattle Industry Summer Conference in Denver, CO. last week. Producers and state organizations gathered to tackle and plan the coming year. Forrest Roberts, NCBA CEO, commented on the event and shared what we can see throughout the next fiscal year in terms of policy and markets. “This conference is …

Ag Group, Audio, Beef, Beef Board, Beef Checkoff, Cattle Industry Conference, NCBA

Would You Cluck’n Moo

Chuck Zimmerman

Cindy brought this to my attention. Cluck’n Moo Beef and Chicken Burgers. They say that their burgers are grass fed beef and chicken, humanely raised, antibiotic and hormone free and gluten free. Hmmm. That description is enough to make me not want to try them. But if you put enough ketchup, mayo, mustard, lettuce, tomato and onion on them it …

Beef, Food, Poultry

James Garner Original Beef Spokesman

Cindy Zimmerman

With the passing of film and television actor James Garner over the weekend, many are remembering his popular roles such as Bret Maverick in the 1950s western-comedy series Maverick and Jim Rockford in the 1970s detective drama The Rockford Files. One great role he played for the Beef Checkoff was the voice and face for some of the very first …

Beef, Beef Checkoff, Video

Ag Groups Take Issue with Interpretive Rule

Cindy Zimmerman

EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy’s promise that under the proposed rules defining Waters of the United States (WOTUS) under the Clean Water Act (CWA) “all normal farming practices are exempt – period” may be falling on deaf ears in the agriculture community. McCarthy is visiting Missouri this week to explain the proposed rules but she faces an uphill battle from the …

AFBF, Ag Group, Beef, Corn, Government, NCBA, NCGA

Texas Beef Producers Approve Beef Checkoff Program

Jamie Johansen

The Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) announced that Texas beef producers have voted to establish a state-level Beef Checkoff program. TDA conducted this referendum upon petition by cattle industry organizations under the authorities designed by the Texas Legislature. “Texas is the largest cattle producing state in the nation, and our beef is among the highest-quality in the world,” says Agriculture …

Ag Group, Animal Agriculture, Beef, Beef Checkoff

Lotz Wins World Livestock Auctioneer Championship

Jamie Johansen

Blaine Lotz of Edna, Kan. proved his world-class talent as a livestock auctioneer at the 51st anniversary of the Livestock Marketing Association’s (LMA) World Livestock Auctioneer Championship (WLAC) in Knoxville, Iowa, on Saturday, June 21. As a third-generation auctioneer, the world champion was quite familiar with the livestock marketing industry. When he was 15, Lotz attended auctioneering school at Western …

Ag Group, Beef, Livestock, LMA

Grassley and Ag Reject Japan’s TPP Offer

Cindy Zimmerman

Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) took time between votes today to join with several agricultural organizations and voice strong opposition to Japan’s negotiating position in the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership to exclude a number of agricultural products as part of a final agreement. “Japan seems to believe that they’re entitled to keep five sacred agriculture products off the table,” said Grassley, who …

AFBF, Ag Group, Audio, Beef, Government, NCBA, Pork, Trade, Wheat